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Golan Heights is in Israel, in clue

Golan Heights is in Israel, in clue

Yesterday’s puzzle in the Times (link no longer available) by Sam Buchbinder, edited by Will Shortz:

26 Down, 5 letters: “Israel’s _____ Heights”

The (in)correct answer is visible at the left hand side of Emily Hoffman’s completed grid. Thanks to Alex Kane. 

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  1. just
    just
    August 20, 2014, 12:04 pm

    oh my. Does Israel’s ‘state archivist’ approve?

    (It’s creepy and funny at the same time! Entirely nefarious, though. This is how history gets altered in the NYT)

  2. LeaNder
    LeaNder
    August 20, 2014, 12:12 pm

    can some one fill me in on this?

    Trying to understand or follow the link and understand I end up with this:

    {“status”:”ERROR”,”errors”:[“Not Found”],”results”:[]}

    OK, beyond this how can: “Israeli _hights” be answered by GETUPTHECOURAGE if I add correctly on what looks the result of question 26.

    Hmm: What’s 7 letters and begins with Z?, guess I got everything wrong.

    Back to Harlan Carvey.

  3. wondering jew
    wondering jew
    August 20, 2014, 12:42 pm

    26 down, not across.

  4. seafoid
    seafoid
    August 20, 2014, 3:39 pm

    Crown ?

  5. OlegR
    OlegR
    August 20, 2014, 5:12 pm

    Yes quite the Israeli Golan Heights.
    Or are you suggesting they are not ours ?

    • Atlantaiconoclast
      Atlantaiconoclast
      August 20, 2014, 6:29 pm

      Not by international law, they aren’t!

    • Walker
      Walker
      August 20, 2014, 6:44 pm

      Or are you suggesting they are not ours ?

      Everyone in the world knows that they’re not yours. Except you.

      UN Security Council Resolution 497

      Please note that the US voted for this resolution.

    • lonely rico
      lonely rico
      August 20, 2014, 7:06 pm

      @ OlegR

      are you suggesting they are not ours ?

      I guess you’re right .
      I mistakenly thought for a moment than international law applied to Israel as well as everybody else.
      I just plumb forgot, not getting enough sleep, what with the cries for help echoing from Gaza. Just haven’t been feeling at ease to get my rest.
      Thanks for clearing this up.

    • Bumblebye
      Bumblebye
      August 20, 2014, 7:50 pm

      OgleR has been brought up to believe theft conveys ownership, especially if one uses the stolen goods. It’s part of his national ethos.

    • August 21, 2014, 8:34 am

      Oleg. Who is “ours”?

  6. Les
    Les
    August 20, 2014, 5:31 pm

    Compare that with this Private Eye cover.

    http://www.private-eye.co.uk/pictures/covers/full/1372_big.jpg

  7. Les
    Les
    August 20, 2014, 7:34 pm

    Guess which headline appeared in the online editions of the a) Guardian, b) NY Times.

    Israeli Strike Hits Family of Hamas Leader

    Hamas leader’s wife and child reported killed as Gaza war resumes

  8. just
    just
    August 20, 2014, 10:58 pm

    Lawrence O’Donnell takes down (trashes) the NYT article about the Michael Brown killing.
    “Shooting Accounts Differ as Holder Schedules Visit to Ferguson”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/20/us/shooting-accounts-differ-as-holder-schedules-visit.html
    (he does go on to praise the NYT except for this reporting. But this will leave another deserved mark, imho)

    And:

    “Afghanistan orders New York Times reporter to leave over ‘coup’ article

    Matthew Rosenberg given 24-hour deportation notice by attorney general’s office, which accuses him of ‘pretending to have quoted Afghan authorities’”

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/20/afghanistan-deport-new-york-times-reporter-article

    The Times, They are a- Changeling.

  9. Mooser
    Mooser
    August 21, 2014, 8:39 pm

    This is the post that did for old MJ Rosenberg. Not a crossword fan, I guess.

  10. DoubleStandard
    DoubleStandard
    August 21, 2014, 10:48 pm

    Of course the Golan Heights are Israel’s. Syria attacked Israel and lost them. If they want them back, all they have to do is sign a document promising not to attack Israel. Pretty reasonable, I think.

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